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. >> juliet: president obama continues to push for tax hikes on the rich. and france lost a bid to raise taxes and he want today raise to 75%. now, there weren't a lot of people he was focused on, really not that much money, he was going to raise, but the fact is he wanted the french judicial council, however, said it would have been excessive and unconstitutional. joining us-- >> sorry, dave. >> dave: and for tax foundation from the heritage foundation. >> juliet: good morning, curtis. >> good morning. >> dave: what's the deal here, the decision made is not unconstitutional, but bottom line, bad for the economy? i think we can learn from this? >> that's right, the court has bailed them out. and the tax increase, 75% rate was going to really damage the french economy. the french economy's already strugglingling and adding on the economy would be worse. >> i'm looking at it, expected to be a temporary two year measure and affect 1500 people and raise less than 661 million dollars. >> but the revenue we brought in, and what it would have done, it would have reduced the incentives, and working an
and i were in the same town in france at the same time in college. >> are you kidding? >> you've got parallel parking, popping the bottle, popping matt on the rear end. take notice. coming out hot. >> same thing happened to my career. don't worry. there is a new study out that talks about the differences between men and women. they say that men have a much easier time when you're at the mall and you park your car. you go in and shop, come out, tracking it down. they say women have less, i don't know, spatial direction? >> really? i would think the opposite. i think women are more organized. my wife, anyway. i have to do a device. if we are on level 5 section f, i have to park under the sign with an "f" on it. that way i know exactly where it is. my friend dennis was number five in high school and add an "f" to it. i'm not the quickest. what about you? >> i don't remember where i parked anything. you know what i realize? i remember less and less about everything. i was in a show and someone sat next to me and he said hi, and you know when you're just, you know, please, something. i co
across america, the world, pouring in to show support. >> people from japan, cairo, egypt, france, poland. but everybody, even all over the united states here. >> reporter: from portland, oregon, 26 wreaths for each innocent life lost. and from sanford, north carolina, 26 christmas trees donated. >> through the strategy, i wanted them to feel love from all over. >> reporter: firefighter anthony carpenter helped line the trees along the entrance to sandy hook elementary. >> i would say within an hour, they were all decorated. >> reporter: from long island, new york, 26 ornaments. >> they are not alone. >> yeah. >> yeah, not alone. >> reporter: children from ft. stuart, georgia, sending toys to children in newtown in time. christmas. from all over the world, 2 million people signing this card online, offering their condolences and love. free hot coffee for the whole town from someone in los angeles. >> reporter: maxiline ramos manages newton general store and >> their lives will never be the same. it goes along way. >> reporter: maxiline ramos manages newton general store and says coffee wa
. i hadpy they jus too but my backup dsk who -- would have been the president of france if he hadn't changed a hotel chamber maid around the room in new york. that was just settled in a civil suit. he paid up big. >> i would have to say benghazi. failure of the obama administration to protect our diplomats and a ridiculous attempt to cover it up. >> dynamite. >> the cover-up has yet to be proved but petraeus has to win. i mean -- here's a career that was just going so spectacularly well. i mean just overnight another one of these sex scandals that's questionable just how bad it was for anybody outside of their families. and immediate people. >> worst political scandal of 2012 is operation fast and furious, the datf undercover operation which flooded mexico with some 2,000 illegal weapons and 1,400 still unaccounted for. the soon to be in the hands of the cartels and operation makes the u.s. government one of the largest suppliers of assault rifles to the drug cartels. we'll be right back with this and more group awards. ♪ ♪[ music ] >>> okay, best idea of 2012. pat buchanan. >>
and there are shootings and killings in norway and france and germany, but there hasn't been 61 mass killings like there have been in this country to a sense columbine. >> and the nra facebook page has gone dark. we will speak with lisa graves about big guns and big money. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. residents of newtown, connecticut, have begun holding the first of many kernels for the 27 victims killed in friday's shooting rampage at sandy hook elementary school. on monday, noah pozner and jack pinto, 06 years old, were laid to rest in small caskets. more funerals are slated today including two more 6-year-old victim's, james mattioli and jessica rekos. at the white house, president obama convened a meeting with top officials to discuss ways to respond to the newtown massacre, including potential proposals for gun control. pressed for details, white house press secretary jay carney reduced offer any specifics on how obama plans to address the nation's gun violence. >> is a complex problem that will require
. the government is dictating to the market what can be brought to the market. for example, france, belgium, outlawed fracking. melissa: wow. >> in years to come they will be more dependent on imports of natural gas. japan in the wake of fukushima is now downgrading its nuclear industry. in the future it will be become more dependent on these resources. the united states is embracing these resources so we're the united states and canada, for that matter are moving towards energy independence, europe and parts of asia are --. melissa: moving towards being more dependent. the problem china is having with the water is something we were suffering from this summer in the drought as well. is there a solution for that coming down the road? is there a way for recycled water for fracking instead of drinking? s seems like somebody would fix that problem? >> again this is part of the environmental concerns and are fantastic being brought to the fore, the industry here in north america is coming greater scrutiny. this technology has been around for 30 years. it is proven to be safe, but the greater the
contract ends december 30th. still to come, my "2 cents more" on a celebrity shake-up in france. you will want to hear about that. the fiscal cliff takes aim at the housing market. will the root -- recovery disappear if we go over the edge? ♪ gerri: over the past year, house prices jumping significantly in major u.s. cities. ♪ gerri: well, with the fiscal cliff deadline fast approaching, my next guest says, falling of the fiscal cliff will have a devastating effect on the nation's housing market. consumer confidence would get hurt first which would impact demand. here with more, execuve vice president of carrington mortgage holdings. welcome back to the show. you say, the impact of going over the fscal cliff could be devastating. how so? >> the first casualty, as you mentioned, will be consumer confidence, and a l of what has built the housing market back up is increased demand. absent that demand, and that will be the first thing to get hit with consumer confidence, we start to see prices often which would sort of lead-housing market back into the pits. right after that, most ec
. >> clayton: what about france? when is the last time you've been to france? >> 20 years ago. >> clayton: they did something fascinating that you may like yesterday. >> no, no, no, you've got it all wrong. >> clayton: they shot down the -- the court shot down raising taxes on the rich, that tax rate was set to go up to 75% under the new leader of france. that's not going to happen. can we learn something from that? [ laughter ] what you learn is that the french government will immediately reword the law, resubmit it and actually catch even more people who will pay 75%. >> clayton: just the rich, the gerard depardieus. >> if you want to tax rich for ideological reason, you're going to do it no matter what the economic results. that's true in france and probable will he in america. >> dave: yes or no get a pick cliff deal done? >> very last minute, exceptionally narrow deal based on 4 or $500,000 deal, tax those above it. you've still got a huge mess on your hands any where i you slice it inasmuch watch slash. >> dave: watch varney to see what deal is cut. >> clayton: are the markets open
to either britain or france. she was among the president's top campaign fund-raisers. >>> and this morning, a powerful teachers union is trying to raise the bar for teachers, calling for a tough, certification test, not unlike the bar exam for lawyers. the federation of teachers want to maintain a 3.0 grade point average and have ten hours of field experience. sound like good ideas. >>> the flu season has arrived already. the earliest in nearly a decade. officials are warning the primary strain making the rounds right now is more severe than others, especially for the elderly. >>> finally, a reminder. never a good idea to show off. a man who writes for a motorcycle magazine in france, test driving a snazzy new yamaha, along the waterfront. we all know -- oh. >> what? >> how did it happen? he took a right, elizabeth. >> he bumped -- looks like he bumped into something. and what bad luck to fall into a boat? >> very bad luck. i assure you, as i do in cases like this, no one was hurt. pride, though, that's another story. >> that wounded ego. >> it was in france. >>> let's get to lara in londo
skinny," the "vogue" editor is being considered for a job as u.s. ambassador to britain for france. abc's david wright looks at her legacy. >> reporter: she's a woman renowned for exquisite taste and withering looks. the inspiration for meryl streep's character in "the devil wears prada." >> you have no style or sense of fashion. >> i think that depends on what -- >> no, no, wasn't a question. >> reporter: a portrayal anna wintour may not have enjoyed but she told barbara walters she respected it. >> did you recognize any part of yourself? >> well, i'm a very decisive person, so if meryl seemed somewhat strong, i respect that. >> reporter: she is the single most powerful woman in the fashion industry. her influence felt not just on the runway but in the shopping malls, too, as the documentary "the september issue" revealed, the editor of "vogue" dent mince words. >> i feel it's quite one-dimensional. >> reporter: she raised millions for the president's re-election. >> please join us, just don't be late. >> reporter: and politicians often reward their biggest fund-raisers. but ambassador
from you again. but we didn't. quite the opposite. and we came together to france, they all chose humanity, instead of anarchy, instead of denial. and then i believe that my generation can teach some others. >> elie wiesel with the message of piece. that is the cbs evening news. merry christmas and good night. i'm brian hackney in for aln martin. we' christmas storm. rain co >>> good evening and merry christmas. >> we are keeping an eye on our christmas storm, rain coming down all over the bay area tonight. a live look at the traffic on interstate 80 at university avenue in berkeley. >> and here is a live look at california's great america in santa clara where the second annual global winter wonderland kicked of a couple of hours ago. >> let's go right to cbs 5's paul dana. >> it's been lit up like a christmas tree so to speak. this is three hours of history right here. look at the rain fall here moving east towards sacramento and central valley and we are looking at the rain fall continuing for a while. here is a look at what we have going on right now with the live radar. we'll
capacity by 11% since 2005. mary frances fagan works for american airlines, which canceled 377 flights on thursday. >> to the degree we have the capability of adding flights to very popular destinations we do that, and i'm sure other carriers that have that capability do as well. >> reporter: but not everyone is going to one of those very popular destinations, scott. and for those who are not, the message from the airlines is "patience, please." >> pelley: dean, thanks very much. we found another sign that the economy is recovering and we'll tell you about it next. tell you about it next. i have what science calls the nightly stuffy nose thing. i can't breathe, so i can't sleep. and the next day i pay for it. i tried decongestants... i tossed and turned... i even vaporized. and then i fought back with drug-free breathe right. these nasal strips instantly open my nose, like a breath of fresh air. i was breathing and sleeping better. [ female announcer ] exercise your right to breathe right. get two free strips at breatheright.com. hey it's your right to breathe right. get two free strip
their christmas list. nbc's frances coe has more. >> reporter: as santa finishes up his list and checks it twice before his big trip, most americans are headed out, too, to finish shopping for everyone on their list. >> just getting something for my grand mom, something for my mom. >> mom, dad, brother, sister. >> sneakers for my nephew. that's it. i'm done. >> reporter: but according to a survey last week, there are millions of shoppers who are not quite done. 132 million to be exact. 26 million hadn't even started. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: to help in the holiday rush many stores like target, toys"r"us, and macy's stayed open around the clock this weekend and plan to through christmas eve. >> a lot of people have really challenging work schedules, traditional work schedules really no more. and people like the convenience. >> reporter: and although a recent poll show 17% were planning to spend less this year, retail analysts say sales this holiday season are on track to top $586 billion. >> if we recall black friday did about $11.2 billion in sale
's more fun to do it at the end. >> reporter: but happy holiday eve. frances coe, nbc news. >>> undoubtedly this will be a tough christmas for many of those still suffering after hurricane sandy, but some of that pain has been relieved by a group called train of hope. they know what a big difference a helping hand can make. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: at the amtrak station in new orleans volunteers from nearby swidell hard hit by katrina are organizing packing up pallets of diapers, shoes, blankets. the second run of donations for hurricane sandy victims. residents and firefighters here paying it forward. >> specifically we were focused on trying to make it better for the kids up there. >> reporter: in addition to basic supplies, this so-called train of hope will be filled with holiday toys all bound for sandy's smallest victims. 30 hours later the train rolls into newark, new jersey's, penn station. 27 pallets in all. half the toys go to the marine's toys for tots program, the rest end up here at engine 155 ladder 78 in staten island. >> looks like our ow
action. france called for aid, nothing happened. turkey called for safe haven, nothing happened. everybody is looking to the united states. unfortunately, it is the same position since august of last year, which focused more on the target sanctions and all of that. unless there is actually a change in the u.s. position to take more action, i do not think something will change in the military. building a central command of the free syrian army, that needs training, international assistance. that is something only the united states can do. >> do you have a follow up question? >> my question is, you have said the days of asad are numbered and it is only a matter of time before he falls. what can we expect to happen with them when he falls? will we see a scene similar to libya where his body is dragged through the streets? will he be tried in syria? what do you envision to happen, and what do you hope to happen? >> that is difficult to answer. we know the days of the regime is approaching. that may take one year or more. we see that with the reluctance and the hesitance of the inter
has asked france and the united states for help to stop rebels that threaten rule. >>> it's not clear who will replace lisa jackson as the head of the environmental protection agency. jackson announced yesterday she's stepping down in january after the president's state of the union address. the epa created new standards for air pollution from coal power plants on her watch. >>> massachusetts congressman ed ma markey throwing his hat into the ring for kerry's senate seat. a special election would be held early this summer. markey a 66-year-old democrat is the first prominent candidate to declare for the race. >>> mom and pop shops across the country bracing for a labor fight that could cripple businesses. more on the key workers that could walk off the job coming up. consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of life's sunny days... or... the occasional stormy one... trust go
as someone who could be ambassador to france or england, is that someone who has been a supporter of the president. >> the sexyiest ambassador in history. let's have it. >> i think the devil would be awesome to have diplomatic immunity. >> jennifer: thank you so much for joining me inside "the war room." >> thanks, governor. >> jennifer: you bet. we'll tell you who the republicans are blaming for their losses in the 2012 election, and yes, you will laugh. we'll be right back. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> jennifer: it has been so fun watching the g.o.p. implode since the election. we've got great seats he
into exile in palm beach, the south of france, hyannis port. >> did joe ever regret that he was wrong about the nazis and world war ii? >> no. on the contrary. there was this moment where he meets with churchill. churchill was defeated and the war is over and he's defeat and he comes to the united states for a vacation. they meet and winston churchill said to joe kennedy i am desperately sorry your son was killed in the war. joe jr. was killed in a bomber and crashed. joe kennedy looks at him and said what was it all for? all we got now is the soviets dominating europe instead of the germans. we fought a war for this? >> did joe's outspokenness against world war ii make kennedy more of a hawk and jfk ending up being more of a hawk in response to his father? >> that's a great question. i don't know. i think part of what jfk does is follows his father. his father was an isolationist, but he was also in favor of huge military budgets to build up missile systems and every conceivable type of defense. first against the germans so they could never invade the united states and against the soviets.
is up, the ftse is up, the france, the cac in france has turned slightly down. but, again, this is a marginal loss of about three points. most of the major asian stock markets were higher overnight. and among the catalyst here, signs that china's recovery is gaining traction. sources say that the bank of japan will ease monetary policy this week and consider adopting a 2% inflation target no later than january. policymakers are seen responding to pressure from the incoming prime minister there. shinzo abe for stronger efforts to beat deflation. in the meantime, india's central bank kept interest rates on hold yesterday ignoring pressure to reduce borrowing costs. policymakers said they were shifting the focus to reducing the economy and that raises the odds of a rate cut as early as january. andrew olson, over to you. >> ubs reportedly nearing a fine of up to $1.5 billion. the bank is close to finalizing a deal with regulators according to the financial times. about three dozen bankers and senior managers are said to face criminal or civil charges. >>> and it's official th
, australia, france. i was amazed when i came to work here how many people from other countries come to visit our little town. >> and their little town's population has now blossomed to 60 residents. as clean tech job seekers stream into the area. >> it's terrific for me because it's sort of like i'm realizing my dream and doing something i really like doing that is turning into a business success. >> growman says he has more plans for town more solar panels. anything to get people within ecofriendly mind set to stop on by. harris back to you. >> harris: he has us talking about him so there you go. >> that's right. >> harris: anita, thank you. >> a warehouse filled with fireworks explodes killing one person and dozens of other person are hurt. it's our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. nigeria. it led to a massive fire in the country's largest city and their windows shook in homes files away. crews navigated through crowds. fireworks kept going off an hour after the initial explosion. some people reportedly suffered shrapnel wounds while others hurt putting out the flames. ka
movement is to mock and destroy various traditions. in france the secular progressives are on the march targeting those who want to preserve their definition of traditional marriage. [chanting] [shouting] >> greg: obviously those weren't real nuns. is this where we are headed. bill obviously placed the question to the monica crowley and alan colmes. >> it's not just recent this stuff has been happening for decades. we saw bill ayers the entire counter cultural movement occupy wall street. van jonsz, code pink during the iraq war. this is the left. what you are seeing these are the radicals on the left. this happens all across western societies. they have one objective, bill which is disruption. it's all about tearing down and destroying so they can turn around and rebuild far left utopias. >> bill: isn't there difference between antiwar movement which is fairly intense and gay marriage? these are the people right now who -- look at the difference. the people who want traditional marriage, colmes, are peaceful think have their signs and trying to get their points across and they disagree
in australia and france and the uk and happens in japan, but for some reason i don't see them grieving over 20 children that have been slain in their schools. that does come down to a question of our gun problem and gun culture and the way we cope with it. i know the families in this town when they are past their grieving and they never will be, but one of the things people want to do here in newtown united is to give them a platform and a voice and let's hear what they have to say. >> two things you mentioned. newtown united and the goals for the organization. you mentioned having knew or met nancy lanza. can you give impressions of her from meeting her? >> it is a small town and a bunch of us play tuesday night ultimate frisbee in one of the local playing fields. we want to have a beer and we go to this place called my place. you have seen it on the news. nancy was i don't want to say a regular, but she was there and i chatted with her. a seemingly pleasant person and i'm sure she was. that's it. that's how small towns work, right? when i wait and saw i knew a number of people who lost a lov
, but it was for that service that in 2008 france awarded him the national order of the legion of honor. i'm one of the lucky writers who got to write for charles durning. it is not a small group. there are probably at least 300 of us, if you include all of the plays and the television episodes he's been in, including most recently seth mcfarland's "family guy" and "rescue me" where he played denis leary's father. i would run into him at the pacific diner where he would love to have big steak dinners with his pals. he only knew the last 40 years of his life, not the first 49. not his unimaginably difficult childhood, not his heroic war years. i didn't know the half of charles durning's life that would make a truly great movie. charles durning left life's stage on christmas eve. he was 89 years old. ause your dy wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ mal
canadian origen? president romney said president holland is that i am french. i am the president of france. congratulations president. [laughter] lipstick contains the subjects -- a substance made of fish scales before holland could reply or think of anything to say they were approached by angela marco who looked eager to greet the newest member and president romney said issue your aunt? [laughter] your mother? one this is angela merkle chancellor of germany. chancellor marco looked taken aback when she regained her composure she said to the president on the i know you will have much to add on the debt crisis of the arizona and he looked at the german chancellor and say i say you would go about 140 give or take 5 pounds. [laughter] mia and of ballpark? jim solar merkle whole thing that she misunderstood said i believe the future of the year will dominate our discussions in the coming days. the city that has more herb bridges in any other in the world as pittsburgh. >> congratulations to pittsburg she asked? president romney thought. no. just congratulations. the prime minister of canada it
egypt. >> going to stay in sync with that, you could be kathie lee france. >> i love it. all right. so, here is the thing. as soon as the queen's children and grandchildren are titled, they take the title -- their title as their surname. >> here is the question. now, there's a good chance that the baby or babies that kate, you know, is having may be twins because a lot of women who have -- >> this condition. very, very serious morning sickness. >> have twins. >> the good news. >> the question if there are twins and there is a c-section who will be the first born? 'cause that's the whole -- the money right there. the first born and the heir and the spare, they say. >> believe that kind of in the inner recesses of his brain, harry's kind of glad he doesn't have to be the king? he gets all the fun. >> the best life. >> all the perks, doesn't have the same responsibility. >> no kidding. >> i think you saw on television a doctor describing the c-section situation. what did she say? >> you don't choose which baby you are going to take out first, don't move one child aside and go grab the oth
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to bloomburg news. the editor of vogue may be ambassador to france. the white house had no comment. those are the headlines. that happens all of the time. ambassadorships are favors. 92 but what is her qualification aside from being editor. >> brian: and supporter of mrs. assad. >> gretchen: if you went back in time and look at other ambassador ships >> chris: it could doesn't go to her could go to mr. blackwell. >> brian: finallyy a royall baby bump. kate middleton is meg frant. this morning a scare and why she's in the hospital. >> steve: little boys as well . one making a mission to get a easy bake oven to make changes. call brian on the cell phone and all of you folks in indiana know the number. share the number. ♪ (phone ringing) um... uh... um... hm... umm... uh... oh ! the windows phone 8x by htc on verizon. it features easy to navigate live tiles that are simple to customize. just pin what matters most right to your homescreen. exclusively with data sense-- a feature that makes the most of you plan. only on verizon. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when j
. >> odds on whalt baby's name will be, top name for a girl, frances. top name for a boy, john. >> really? >> that's exciting. exciting names there. >> do you know what happens if it's twins? the first one that comes out is the heir, the second one that comes out is the spare unless the first one that comes out is a girl and the second one that comes out is a boy. the british have refused to change the rule that gives males precedence. >> they're working on that rule. >> they're working on it, but -- >> it may change. >> i don't think the queen is going to let them move that fast. >> they could grandfather it in. >> grandbaby it in. >>> a red line on syria. stern warning for president assad about using chemical weapons on his own people. >>> pictures surface of this, george zimmerman bloodied in the nose and mouth the night that trayvon martin was shot dead. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so i
possibility similar to france and china and our chairman here included to that. the recent gao preliminary assessment of california's cost estimates show california high-speed rail authority has secured 11.5 billion from federal and state forces and still needs a shortfall of 57 billion to move forward. to put this investment into the 1950s, congress took old action to invest in its infrastructure and create a system. the system to be five years to build and after several editions a total length. the cost of construction has been estimated at over 425 billion in today's dollars that we're making that same decision. cert and we shouldn't afford at this time. urban mobility report by texas transportation institute found the cost of the slow speed but we currently have on long delays and endless congestion can dniester cost the united states over $100 billion annually. now it's time to make the investment for alternatives to congested highways and simultaneously create jobs. the intercity passenger rail service is one of those alternatives that many speed trumps long delay that faces our nati
-speed rail possibility similar to france and china and our chairman alluded to that. the recent da 0's larry assessments shows that california high-speed rail has secured $11.5 billion from federal lands state and still needs a shortfall of $57 billion to move forward. to put this in perspective, in the 1950s congress had action to invest in infrastructure and create an interstate system. the initial system took 35 years to build and after several additions highway system is a total length of 47,182 miles. the cost of construction has been estimated at $425 billion in today's dollars. so certainly we should move forward at this time. in urban mobility report by texas transportation institute found the cause of slow speed, what we currently have, on delays, and misconception continues to cost the united states over $100 billion annually. now is the time to make that investment for alternatives to congested highways and simultaneously create jobs. inner city passenger rail service call one of those alternatives, for delays on crawling speeds that face the nation's inner state today. northeast
for receiving the national order of the french legion of honor, the highest declaration that france bestows for meritorious service. i want to recognize him for his unwavering service to his country during world war ii and it's truly a privilege to honor a constituent who so exemplifies patriotism and the american spirit. established by napoleon bonaparte in 1482, it's a merit based distinction. the order's motto, honor and fatherland, reaffirms the celebration of patriotism and service for its recipients. victor decarlo was drafted into the army two months after he graduated from pittsburgh shindly high school in 1944. he arrived in france in 1945 and was assigned the responsibility of aiding the allied forces in reversing gains made by the german army. he first saw combat in the most -- in a region by helping forces breaking through the infamous siegfried line, a 390-mile defense system set up by the german army along the country's western border that consisted tank traps and manned bunkers. after successfully breaking through the siegfried line, he headed north to the famous battle of th
war. you don't see france going to war with germany or russia with poland. it used to happen all the time, but it's not happening. the best example of all was just a couple of weeks ago when gaza was fighting -- the palestinians were fighting with the israelis, and they lobbed a couple of missiles into tel aviv. i'm sure that both people on both sides could see that the day was coming that they'd be lobbing missiles into jerusalem. and this is what both the christian the jewish religion began there, and it's the holy land. it's some of the greatest tourist attractions in the world. people want to come from all overed world to see it, but not when a war is going on. they realized within a week of war they had made a terrible mistake to go to war. even though it's better to grumble at each other, but not to be shooting at each other and causing damage and wrecking the economy and upsetting people all over the world because these pictures, you have the bbc and cnn there having the pictures of the grandmothers and grandfathers and little children lined up on the street in front of ho
is set to open below 13,000. markets in europe mixed after a shortened session in the uk, france and spain. our road map starts right where we were months ago, waiting for the 112th congress to agree on a debt reduction package. the senate convenes at 11:00 a.m. >> the dow had its worst day in a month on friday. set to close december with a loss. the question is, does it continue to sell off if there isn't an accord in congress. >> we will always have china. manufacturing pmi data from last night is the best in 21 months. can we finally say the chinese economy has been stabilized. >> but of course, we start in washington. as you know, congress comes back today. the house gaveling into session now with legislative business starting at 10:00 a.m. the senate returns at 11:00 a.m. eastern. there are only a few hours left to get a deal done. eamon? >> you're already hearing people talk the way they talk on new year's day. a lot of people wish they could go back in time and do things differently. that's the way people are talking in washington about this fiscal cliff. feeling as if thi
in the world. france, 2.08. the u.s., 2.06, ireland, 2.01. in red, they're looking at next generations that will get smaller and smaller and smaller. the uk, well under 2. china, 1.55. we know they've actually implemented policies because they want to control population. in the bigger picture, fooling around with mother nature in this way could have hugely negative consequences. russia 1.43 and germany, 1.41. at the very bottom of the list, other than certain countries where the information is not available, the bottom of this list was singapore at .78. i know we're dealing with so many issues nowadays and i blow a gasket over many of them, whether fiscal cliff, unfunded liabilities, at some point, growth is the answer. when you start considering where the engines of growth have been and what their population declines may be, it makes one wonder, where is the horsepower from global growth will come from and this at some point needs to affect the picks in your stock portfolio. back to you. >> rick, i'll take it from you, rick santelli. >>> even starbucks is worried about the fiscal clif
before the house gavels in at 2:00 p.m. eastern. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, france, -- friends, this is a singular honor to be a guest in this temple of civic life. thanks to all the good people for making this possible, to my publisher, the staff that are manning the barricades outside. my novel is debt crisis and the future of the world economy. i will be arguing that there is no such thing as a debt crisis. there is no debt crisis in the united states of america and europe, and there is no such thing as the debt crisis in my own country, which is nevertheless being consumed by debt. you know the joke about balloonist. the balloon has been blown off isrse, and at some point they no such thing as a debt crisis. manage to gain control of the balloon and lower it above a farm. the farmer comes out and looks up at the balloon and one of the balloonists says, excuse me, sir, where are we? and the farmer says, you are in a balloon. the balloonist says, he must be an economist. precisely accurate, and hopelessly useless. [laughter] we have a doctor here amongst us. imagine if you ha
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name that came up is anna winter as the possible ambassador to france or the uk. she's the inspiration for "the devil wears prada." how does >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. president obama has john boehner boxed in and is done playing games. now it's getting good. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2%. that includes all of you. >> the president holds the line on taxes and draws the line on ç the debt ceiling. >> i will not play that game. >> tonight, democratic whip steny hoyer gives me the latest fiscal cliff developments and the democratic line on medicare. tom perriello from the center of american progress action fund on how democrats can deal with republicans who can't deal with reality. rubio and ryan reload with a new message for the middle class. >> both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. >> but there is no escaping their own policies. >> we're going to a majority of takers versus makers in america. >> dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz responds tonig
in switzerland, netherlands, sweden, france, germany do better than us? how is that possible? because of you, washington. it's because of you. we've been kept back all because of you. second, before our politicians stepped in with their intransigence and anger, we were about to have an explosion in earnings. retail was as strong as i've seen it in a decade, autos back incredibly robust. and that's just the beginning. because all the pent up demand. we're running short of office buildings, shopping centers, apartments, homes, these are the hiring sectors, all this blather about helping the small businessman of subchapter "s" for private and middle class, you want to help them? give them a deal, any deal, just get out of our way for heaven sakes. our country is starting to get so competitive, again, that businesses building things over there now want to build them here. tim cook tells brian williams that his company's going to make macs in this country. we're better than china. meanwhile our energy costs are plummeting courtesy of the cleaner, cheaper fuel, natural gas. so cheap here it can be
insurance. if we could get france's health care system, widely regarded as the best in the world we could eliminate social security taxes or 80% of individual income taxes and have the same deficit. by the way, if you look at the federal budget numbers the federal budget deficit is coming way down. the economy is improving. higher taxes allow us to create jobs by investing in things that work it. if we replace foundations of granite with sand and that's where steve's ideas lead to, our super structures have to collapse. >> you know, david, i'm hearing three words from you. tax and spend. >> we'll leave it at that. we'll have a rematch to continue the conversation. we don't want to not pay our bills, so i have to take a break. what a great conversation. thanks to you both for bringing the viewers great ideas. stephen moore from the wall street journal and david cay johnston, author of perfectly legal, the covert campaign to benefit the super rich and cheat everyone else, among other books. i have been warning you about the fiscal cliff for months. i call it the economic storm of our own ma
the story of dominique strauss kahn. he had been a frontrunner for the presidency in france before a housekeeper here in new york said he sexually assaulted her in a hotel room in manhattan. prosecutors eventually dropped their criminal case after issues arose with the accuser's credibility, but she still brought her own civil suit against strauss kahn, and today a judge here in new york announced both sides had struck a deal, but of course, as with most settlements, no details of the settlement released. >>> well, you probably got a nice surprise last time you topped off your tank. prices on average of gas are falling. 2012 will still go down as the most expensive year for gas ever. how much lower could they go? we'll get to that. >>> if you think those assembly instructions leave ikea shoppers confused, what if you walked into the store and saw that? sharable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. >> shepard: the feds report traffic deaths on u.s. highways have dropped the lowest since harry truman was in the white house. a
are not saying it correctly. >> i'm married to a woman from france. i'm saying it correct. >> i just wanted to rip off the title because i thought it was such a stupid book. >> have you read the book? >> i read like the first seven chapters and after that -- >> was interest anything in there you hadn't already done yourself? >> no, believe it or not i'm actually fairly conservative when it comes to sexual escapades and you have several nights before going to bed. >> seriously? >> no. if you're going to hit me, do it out in the open but i don't want to do it sexually. did you read the entire trilogy? >> it's just unreadable. why do women want to read this -- no offense to the author, she's made billions on it. it's one of the most badly written books -- >> why would you read that? >> out of pure curiosity. every woman i knew was reading it. i didn't get it. men would never read that stuff in a million years. >> it's a phenomenon. i don't profess to be a scholarly writer per se. i know my books are really silly and stupid but i at least think they're amusing to some degree. that was so poorly
on a scale of 1-10 on satisfaction. denmark tops the list at 10, canada at 9, u.s. at 8, france is 7 and japan is a 4. let's compare the satisfaction to the average marginal tax rates people pay in those countries. americans pay on average $41.7% when you factor in federal, state and local taxes, but the dans pay more, 48.1%. and so how come these guys are happier? danish taxes pay for pok post-secondary education. canadas taxes pay for universal health care. the french pay fewer taxes than americans do and are less happy. only the japanese actually make sense, they pay higher taxes, 47.2% and they are less satisfied with what they end up with. fareed zakaria is the host of cnn's fareed zakaria gps and has a special on sunday at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. entitled "tough decisions." i asked him are american taxpayers getting their money's worth. >> imagine a guy in germany, probably he pays particularly if he's upper middle class or upper class, he probably pays more in total taxes than his american counterpart. though it's not entirely clear once you add value-added consumption tax, f
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